Residents urged to saddle up for charity

Marie Curie Cancer Care is calling on residents of the wider Dromore area to sign up for the charity’s London to Paris Cycle in July 2014.

Named the official charity of the Tour de France in the UK next year, Marie Curie is staging its own three-day event from July 24-27 to coincide with the final weekend of the Tour de France in Paris.

Participants will cycle to the White Cliffs of Dover, before sailing to France for two more days of cycling through the French countryside to Paris. At the end of the 300km route, participants will cycle through the boulevards of the French capital before crossing the Seine and finishing at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.

All funds raised will help Marie Curie Nurses provide more free care to people with terminal illnesses in their own homes and in the charity’s nine hospices. Suzy McIlveen, Regional Events Manager at Marie Curie Cancer Care said: “The London to Paris Cycle is the perfect opportunity for anyone interested in cycling, keeping fit or simply looking for a new challenge. More information, at or call 01604 442313.